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BEST OF 2019: The best places to eat in Newcastle!

You certainly are an opinionated bunch Newcastle.

And that’s a fact that isn’t only true of civic issues like the light rail, Supercars or the placement of power polls, but food as well.

Throughout this year, we took to Facebook to ask your opinions on the best eateries and drinkeries around. Everything from breakfast, kebabs, and hot chips to cocktails, cold brew and curries were covered.

And as we reach the pointy end of 2019, here are ALL the results in one handy place! Click on the category links to read the full story!

Bon appetit and cheers!



1. Cappadocia
2. Mayfield West Kebabs and Charcoal Chicken
3. Oasis Kebab
4. Charlestown Kebabs and Crepes
5. Mustafa’s Kebab House and Cafe

Sausage Rolls

Millers Pie & Sandwich Bar

1. Millers Pie & Sandwich Bar
2. Cardiff South Butchery & Pies
3. Blakeney’s Pies East Maitland
4. T&P’s Firestation Pie Shop (Sadly now closed)
5. Grice’s Bakery and Café


Table 1 Espresso

1. Table 1 Espresso
2. Mockingbird Cafe
3. Three Monkeys
4. East End Hub
5. Happi Kitchen


Main Coffee Co

1. Main Coffee Co
2. Espresso Macchina
3. The Oily May Espresso Bar
4. Side Pocket Espresso
5. Xtraction Espresso

Hot Chips

Mayfield West Kebabs and Charcoal Chicken

1. Mayfield West Kebabs and Charcoal Chicken
2. Cappadocia
3. Kahibah Hilltop Takeaway
4. The Ritz Cafe
5. Big Bertha’s Takeaway


Blakeney’s Pies

1. Blakeney’s Pies
2. Millers Pie and Sandwich Bar
3. Merewether Fresh Bake
4. Barry’s Pies Blacksmiths
5. Pies To The Max


Surtaj Indian Restaurant

1. Surtaj Indian Restaurant
2. Sapphire Indian Restaurant
3. The Grand Pavilion
4. Raj’s Corner
5. Sticky Rice Thai



1. Sukimama
2. Dumpling Story
3. Eight Buns
4. New Shanghai
5. Franky’s Lan Zhou Noodles



1. Pino’s
2. Bonta Vera
3. Susuru
4. The Kent
5. Momo Wholefood


Babylon Newcastle

1. Babylon Newcastle
2. The Blind Monk
3. The Koutetsu
4. 5 Sawyers
5. Coal and Cedar


Valerie’s Pizza Parlour

1. Valerie’s Pizza Parlour
2. Lime Gourmet Pizza Bar
3. Napoli Centrale
4. Fire & Stone Pizzeria
5. Masa Madre Sourdough Pizza

Cold Brew

Mr Sister

1. Mr Sister
2. Main Coffee Co
3. Little Wolf Espresso
4. Darks Coffe Roasters
5. Laneway on Darby

Caramel Slice

Civic Digest

1. Civic Digest
2. Millers Pie & Sandwich Bar
3. Homemade
4. Xtraction Espresso
5. Bread and Water Maitland

Vanilla Slice

Millers Pie & Sandwich Bar

1. Millers Pie & Sandwich Bar
2. Georgetown Cake Shop
3. Sweet Poison
4. Merewether Fresh Bake
5. Homemade


Jim’s Dairy Delite Bar

1. Jim’s Dairy Delite Bar
2. Greg And Audrey’s
3. Claire’s Cupcakes
4. Three Monkeys
5. 23Hundred Caf

Pub Grub

The Easy – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel

1. The Easy – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
2. Winnie’s Jamaican – Finnegan’s Hotel

3. Burwood Inn
4. The Stag And Hunter
5. The Criterion Hotel

Egg and Bacon Rolls

Black Circle Cafe

1. Black Circle Cafe
2. Eightbulls
3. Good Tucker Bakery
4. The Kiosk, Newcastle Beach
5. Little French Cafe

Cheeseburgers (our picks)

The Edwards

1. The Edwards
2. Milky Lane
3. Rascal
4. Newy Burger Co
5. McDonald’s